The Galaxy Note Edge was the very first phone with an edge display way back in 2014. It’s single-edge design never really took off, but Samsung refined the concept the following year, introducing a dual-edge design with the Galaxy S6 Edge. Since then, the curved screen has become standard on Samsung’s flagship smartphones.

Samsung isn’t the only manufacturer to make phones with edge displays, either. Companies like Huawei and Nokia have followed the tech giant’s footsteps, though their devices haven’t grabbed as much attention as the Galaxy S and Note lines.

Curved displays look sexy and give smartphones a futuristic vibe, but they don’t provide much added functionality. They can also crack more easily when dropped on a hard surface. If you’re not scared by that, keep reading — you’ll find the best phones with edge displays below.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

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The curved sides of the Galaxy S9 series are less intense than on its predecessor.

The curved sides of the Galaxy S9 series are less intense than the Galaxy S8, which makes swiping in from the edges of the screen a bit easier. The sides also don’t bleed all the way to the edge anymore, minimizing the risk of accidental palm presses when reaching to the opposite side of the screen.

The Galaxy S9 is equipped with a 5.8-inch display, and the Plus version measures 6.2 inches. Both use Super AMOLED technology, with a QHD+ resolution and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. There are only three other differences between the handsets: the camera, battery, and RAM. The Plus model has a dual-camera setup on the back, 6GB of RAM, and a 3,500mAh battery. The S9 has a single primary shooter, 4GB of RAM, and a 3,000mAh battery.

The rest of the specs are the same. Both have the latest and greatest Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset, an iris scanner, and a fingerprint scanner located below the camera (an improvement over the Galaxy S8). Samsung sells the S9 for $720 and the Plus model for $840. Bottom line, these are some of the best phones with edge display technology around. It’s also one of the best Android phones around, period.

Specs

Samsung Galaxy S9

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, 570ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset — depending on the region
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of on-board storage, expandable up to 400GB
  • 12MP rear camera, 9MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm, 163g

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

  • 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, 529ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset — depending on the region
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 64GB of on-board storage, expandable up to 400GB
  • Dual 12MP cameras, 9MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,500mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm, 189g

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Like the Galaxy S9 series, the Note 9 sports a great curved display. It measures 6.4 inches, making it slightly bigger than the S9 Plus. The Super AMOLED screen offers QHD+ resolution and has an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

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The Note 9 is one of the most powerful smartphones available, aimed at more demanding users. It’s got the Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset under the hood — depending on the region — along with 6 or 8GB of RAM. It also sports a dual-camera setup on the back, an iris scanner, and an IP68 rating for protection against water and dust. However, the S Pen really makes the phone unique, giving users another way to interact with the device.

The Note 9’s only real problem is its price. The version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will set you back $1,000, while the beefed-up variant featuring 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage goes for a whopping $1,250.

Specs

  • 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,960 x 1,440 resolution, 516ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset — depending on the region
  • 6/8GB of RAM
  • 128/512GB of onboard storage, expandable up to 512GB
  • Dual 12MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm, 201g

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Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS

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The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is similar to the P20 Pro in many ways, also featuring the Kirin 970 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and a triple-camera setup. Its slightly smaller 6-inch display has curved sides, a Quad HD+ resolution, and an 18:9 aspect ratio. For comparison, the P20 Pro sports a 6.1-inch Full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9, and a notch.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS sports an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS also features an in-display fingerprint scanner, supports wireless charging, and offers up to 512GB of storage. Other features include an IP67 rating, a 24MP selfie snapper, and a 4,000mAh battery.

Porsche branding is all over the phone, which is the main reason for its high price tag. The 256GB variant of the handset launched at 1,695 euros (~$1,975), while the 512GB version went for 2,095 euros (~$2,440). Only the 256GB model was released in the U.K. and retails for 1,500 pounds.

Specs

  • 6.0-inch AMOLED display with 2,880 x 1,440 resolution, 538ppi
  • Kirin 970 chipset
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 256/512GB of on-board storage, non-expandable
  • Triple 40, 20, and 8MP rear cameras, 24MP front camera
  • Non-removable 4,000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 152.9 x 72.5 x 8.5mm, 183g

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Nokia 8 Sirocco

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Nokia 8 Sirocco is an upgraded version of the Nokia 8, offering Nokia’s first edge display. The phone comes equipped with a larger 5.5-inch display (up from 5.3 inches) curved on both sides, thinner bezels, and improved water protection (IP67 vs. IP54).

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The handset sports a dual-camera setup kitted out with Carl Zeiss optics and 2x optical zoom. Its Bothie lets you use front and back cameras simultaneously for split-screen photos and videos. The handset is part of Google’s Android One initiative, guaranteeing a pure, bloat-free OS experience and timely updates.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset instead of the newer 845, so it packs a little less power than the Galaxy S9. However, it’s still more than capable of handling anything you throw at it. The phone also supports wireless charging and has 6GB of RAM, but it doesn’t come with a headphone jack, which might be a deal breaker for some. It’s available in loads of European markets, where it retails for around 650 euros (~$754). Unfortunately, the phone wasn’t officially released in the U.S.

Specs

  • 5.5-inch P-OLED display with 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, 534ppi
  • Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 128GB of onboard storage, expandable up to 256GB
  • Dual 12 and 13MP rear cameras, 5MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,260mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 140.9 x 73 x 7.5mm

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Sony Xperia XZ3

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The Xperia XZ3 made its debut at IFA 2018 in Berlin, sporting a 6-inch OLED display with slight curves on the sides — a first for Sony. The device’s cool new Side Sense feature brings up a mini app drawer when you double tap the edge of the screen, displaying apps you might need.

The Sony Xperia XZ3 runs Android 9.0 Pie.

Sony’s latest smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset, with 4GB of RAM. It sports a single 19MP camera on the back along with a fingerprint reader, which is positioned a bit low for our liking. Other specs and features include dual front-facing speakers, wireless charging, and Android 9.0 Pie.

The Sony Xperia XZ3 will go on sale in the U.S. starting October 17. You’ll be able to get it from Amazon and Best Buy for $900 — $60 more than the Galaxy S9 Plus’ starting price.

Specs

  • 6.0-inch OLED display with 2,880 x 1,440 resolution, 537ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 chipset
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of on-board storage, expandable up to 512GB
  • 19MP rear camera, 13MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,300mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 156.7 x 74.2 x 9.4mm, 186g

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Oppo Find X

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The Oppo Find X is an example of what edge-to-edge phones could be like in the future. It has a 6.42-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. There’s no notch on this phone, and its screen-to-body ratio is the highest ever for a smartphone at 93.8 percent.

The Oppo Find X’s design puts both the dual rear 16MP and 20MP cameras as well as the 25MP front-facing camera inside the phone’s casing. It lifts up when the cameras are needed, and lowers when not. The front-facing camera supports 3D facial recognition to unlock the phone, but Oppo also chose to ditch the fingerprint sensor for the Find X as a result.

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The phone also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. A large 3,730mAh battery is also included. It’s already available in select markets in Europe, where it retails for 1,000 euros (~$1,160). Oppo is selling the device in India for 59,990 rupees (~$825), but won’t bring it to the U.S.

There’s also a special edition of the handset available — developed with Lamborghini — which will set you back 1,699 euros (~$1,970). For that money you get Lamborghini flair, but also 512GB of storage, a slightly smaller 3,400mAh battery, and Super VOOC fast charging, which can get  you to 100 percent juice in 35 minutes.

Specs

  • 6.42-inch AMOLED display with 2,340 x 1,080 resolution, 401ppi
  • Snapdragon 845 chipset
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 256GB/512GB of on-board storage, non-expandable
  • 16MP and 20 MP rear cameras, 25MP front camera
  • Non-removable 3,400mAh/3,730mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 156.7 x 74.2 x 9.4mm, 186g

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These are our picks for the best phones with edge displays, although there are a few other great options out there. Have we missed any major ones? Let us know in the comments!